ampage
Tube Amps / Music Electronics
For current discussions, please visit Music Electronics Forum. New: view Recent Searches.
New: visit Schematic Hell!
The sunn still shines online!

 
Listen to great tunes streaming live right now!

ampage archive

Vintage threads from the first ten years

Search for:  Mode:  
previous: Frankie N This is a serious Q for KG or other... -- 10/8/2004 9:21 AM View Thread

Re: Tube distortion with SS devices

10/8/2004 4:04 PM
loudthud
Re: Tube distortion with SS devices
Frankie,  
 
This is a subject I have spent many years and a small fortune on. I have not read the entire thread but will get to it this weekend. From a first glance I can say that the author is looking at many of the same things I have. His techniques can get pretty close to a tube type sound but there will always be some little nuance missing and another you created unexpectantly that you can't eliminate.  
 
Musicians always want the best sound possible. For electric guitars, that means a tube amp. If a SS amp was available that sounded better, it would be used. "Almost as good as" is not good enough. For certain styles of music SS bass amps are popular with bass players because, for that style, they sound better. As long as tube amps are affordable and they sound the best for the style of music muscians want to play, they'll be the first and only choice.

 
Replies:
Carl Gigun I read it, he's not attacking tubes... -- 10/8/2004 5:57 PM
Bruce /Mission Amps [QUOTE]Musicians always want the be... -- 10/8/2004 6:55 PM